Broad Street

From Cow Square, we can see all the way down Broad Street.

                                   Broad Street

One of the first things you notice is the width of the road, it is very wide, hence the name Broad Street. The reason this road is so wide is because it was the location of the market. Livestock of all kinds were kept in pens on either side of the street on market day.

Since then trees have been planted on both sides of the street. These were planted back in 1863 to commemorate the wedding of Edward VII to Alexandra. Most of the original trees are still there, with only two or three having been replaced.

If we continue down Broad Street, there are buildings which were all once shops. The large bow windows which acted as shop fronts are evidence of this.

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